Lasting Lessons from Pandemic Responses in Safety Net Dentistry

Lasting Lessons from Pandemic Responses in Safety Net Dentistry
CE Credits
1 hour


The importance of preventive care. Robust infection control and the rise in teledentistry. The value and potential of medical-dental integration.

Dental providers had a unique (and firsthand) perspective on the many changes the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the oral health industry. A new article in the Journal of the American Dental Association explores these changes and will serve as the foundation for a timely webinar on the topic. The lead author on the article, a chief dental officer, and a physician-dentist will unpack practical learnings and share poignant reflections during an interactive discussion. The trio of speakers will look ahead to the future of oral and public health and explore new insights on emergency and pandemic preparedness that can inform planning for future disruptions in care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how lessons gleaned from disruptions at Federally Qualified Health Centers can inform changes in the broader oral health industry.
  • Discuss the unique and promising opportunities in medical-dental integration, teledentistry, and minimally invasive dentistry created by the pandemic.
  • Discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted oral health care delivery and revealed gaps in dental public health emergency preparedness and response.
  • Explain how transitions in dental care caused by the pandemic galvanize opportunities to pursue health equity.


Lisa E. Simon, MD, DMD, Fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration, Harvard School of Dental Medicine


Sarah E. Raskin, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, iCubed Oral Health Core and L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Deborah V. George, BSN, DDS, Executive Vice President and Chief Dental Officer, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc.

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

Participating instructor(s) in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for or related to the content of this program/activity.
Sarah E. Raskin, PhD, MPH
Corporate Organization: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, DentaQuest, and Virginia Health Catalyst